Sewing Center:

1010 Alabar Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

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Monday - Friday 10 -6
Saturday 10 - 3
Closed Sundays

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Choose from our selection of quality sewing and embroidery machines from Brother.  Features and options you have to see to appreciate.   V Series machines with laser light and sensor pens for accuracy beyond belief.  Bigger needle-to-arm space for those of you who like to machine quilt.  Also, a line of machines for the budget-conscious sewer will be here just in time for holiday shoppers.


We have some great new Accuquilt dies just waiting for you to try.  Accuquilt gives you the piecing and applique precision your looking for.  Great for "rag" quilts, too. Come see the possibilities you can create by turning and rearranging the pieces from just one or two dies.  Not ready to purchase the cutter yet?  Come in and rent our for $10 per project and do all your cutting here in the store. You'll love the results!

Or have us do the cutting for you using the Accuquilt Studio cutter.  Just bring in your fabric and pattern and we can get you to the fun part of piecing!


Introducing Scan N Cut, the world's first  home and hobby cutting machine with a built in scanner --- giving the ability to scan almost anythinbg you can get your hands on and place on the machine to cut out.  Developed with advance cutting edge technology that Brother is known for., this machine is truly an incredible innovation in electronic cutting machines.

Robison Anton and Jenny Haskins Embroidery Thread

Wonderful colors of top-quality embroidery threads to make your embroidery creations sparkle and shine. Add to your collection of colors for your next project!


We carry a small amount of top quality fabrics to choose from, including flat folds, fat quarters, jelly rolls, charm packs.  We also carry a selection of pre-cut quilt kits.  These have been cut with the Accuquilt cutters for accuracy and are all ready for you to start sewing.  We can also cut fabric of your choice for most quilt patterns.  This is a huge time saver and should improve your accuracy when piecing.

Long Arm Quilting with Handi-Quilter

You've pieced the top and need to do the quilting.  Don't struggle with your home sewing machine, or spend hours and hours hand quilting when you can be done in around 4 hours using our long-arm.  Call us to schedule a day to use the machine.  We have batting and thread.  You just bring your top and backing.  We'll help you with the rest!

We also do custom quilting for you.  Come in today and show us your project. Lets talk about what you'd like to do.

Machine Service & Repair

Have you had your machine cleaned recently?  Maybe it's not running as smoothly as it should.  Are you having a particular problem with your machine?  Let our certified technician help you out. 

Scissors Sharpening

Scissors aren't cutting they way they should?  Bring them in and let us sharpen them for you.   Keep your fabric sheers seperate from paper cutting scissors to keep that sharp edge as long as possible.

Embroidery Cards

A variety of designs to chose from. 
On sale now at $25!


 SB7050E This is a Personal Embroidery System that comes with:
   *120 embroidery designs
   *Easy to use, large back-lit LCD touch screen display
   *4" X 4" Embroidery area
   *Built-in USB Port for directly importing designs
   *Includes Lettering Software and has a Hoop Machine Embroidery Toolkit

On Sale now for $450! A savings of $100-While quantities last!

The Innov-ís 80 showcases the latest sewing technology in a portable size and at a very reasonable price. This lightweight machine is packed full of features, which is great for beginner and experienced seamstresses alike. Make a fashion statement and let the Innov-ís 80 be your voice! With its diverse selection of decorative stitches, buttonhole styles, alphanumeric characters and custom stitch capability, you're not just're creating "personal couture" with enough style and panache to satisfy the most demanding critic: you.

  • Available at Authorized Innov-ís Dealers Only
  • 80 built-in stitches, including 10 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles
  • 55 alphanumeric characters
  • Stitch selection via keypad and easy to read LCD
  • Ability to combine stitches for great creativity
  • Built-in needle threading system
  • Included protective hard cover
  • Lightweight and portable

On Sale for $450-Regularly $800-While supplies last
The Innov-is NX250 is the right machine for that individual who wants to get back into sewing. Easy to use and fun to show off to your friends at sewing club. Enjoy the convenience of an automatic buttonhole creator, an easy needle threading system and a drop in bobbin. With all the function buttons at your fingertips on one user-friendly touchpad you are able to create your vision easier than ever before. Choose from an ample selection of utility and decorative stitches. The 80 built-in stitches, an extra-large sewing table and many other great features allow you to sew virtually perfect seams on any fabric.
  • Available at Authorized Innov-ís Dealers Only
  • 80 Stitches
  • Easy stitch selection
  • LED screen for easy to read on-screen stitch selection
  • LED lights for bright sewing area

On sale for $450-Regularly $850-While supplies last!